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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
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Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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QUESTION: "WHAT THEATER OF
WAR DO YOU HOPE TO BE SENT TO
AND WHAT TYPE OF PLANE WOULD
YOU LIKE TO OPERATE IN?"
Interviews and Photos
By PULLIAM and DELBYCK

Pvt. Robert Austin, Nashville,
Tennessee:
"I'd like to be
a gunner aboard a
S B-24 and partici-
pate in araid over
S Berlin, if there' s
anything left of
i v it by the time I
get over there. I have a number
of friends in the European the-
ater that I hope to run into some
day. "

Pvt- Herbert Ayer, Dover, New
Hampshire:
"The European
theater of war is
my dish. Some of
my closest pals
were killedin ao-
tion there and Pd
like to help set-
tle the score for then. A B-24
is the ship for mel!"

Pfc. Kenneth R. Evensen, Minne-
apolis, Minn.:


eer down und
like to team
towards a B-
brother's on
me. "

Pvt. Raymon
California:
"Put me
P-70, that'
fighter ver
of the A-20,
I'll be happ
brother Geor
a corporal ir
Marines and
Guadalcanal
guess where

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a couple of
now and I'
from the to
Fortress.

Put. Richar
Ohio:
"I work
B-24's in
school and
tops as far a
concerned.
South Pacif
my bet for
tion as I re
greater men
and I have
those grass


FROM THIS COLUMN A YEAR AGO the popular young C.O. of the this one, but we extend the best
TODAY: "...Mr. Howell may take former 448th was reported missing of the best to two of Tyndall's
P.T., but it doesn't show where in action in the African theater, nicer people, the former Evelyn
we can see. If his figure re- which cast a gloom over the Russ and S/Sgt. Allen Fulton, who
mains we'll soon affix the title squadron that idolized him. How- are now S/Sgt. and Mrs. Fulton.
of 'Mr. Six by Sixl '...A lady ever, several months later it was The first week of basic train-
walked into the PX office the revealed that Lt. Hill was safe ing is over, but the bivouac
other day and asked Sgt. O'Shields and still flying. Now, after 40 lingers on. All concerned agree
if he could cash a check for hen successful missions during which that the Florida dew which des-
The sergeant, in an attempt to he was never wounded, the B-28 cended during the night gave the
have the lady identify herself, pilot has been assigned to a re- affair a touch of authenticity,
asked, 'Does your husband work on placement training center in particularly the guards who pull-
the field?' (Well, O'Shields, it Louisiana. ed the "12-2" shift and were
isn't everybody that gets to ask From the High Point, N.C., caught with their raincoats down
Mrs. Stranathan that question... daily we learn that S/Sgt. Wilson ...But the biggest laughs came
Wiley, previously reported miss- from digging latrines and in-
Jimmy Godwin, former supply ing in action in the Italian the- ability to find your own tent be-
sergeant at Tyndall and one of ater since January 16, 1944, is a cause of the excellent camouflage
tha early arrivals on the field, prisoner of-war, according to a jobs by some of the more eager
returned for a visit two weeks recent letter received by his beavers.
ago. He left here more than a wife. Wiley, former member of Th po s tam hav
year ago for parts unknown at the the 69th, went overseas in Novem- sent ir suts to e ceane,
time. When he walked into our ber, 1943, after completing gun- t there stil pety of
office he had added a rocker to nery training here. butth 's st plenty of go
his buck stripes and was bedecked ONE FOR THE MONEY: "Honey basketball going on at the gym
with ribbons signifying posses- Chile, won't you all marry me?" these evenings with the inter-
sion of the Purple Heart, Silver "Oh, this is so Southern!"... squadron league reaching the
Star and Distinguished Service Marching to and from here and pbint where a victory or defeat
Cross medals. He volunteered for there on Tyndall has ceased to be Spells the difference between
duty as a tail gunner over in a novelty, but the Wacs may be first and fourth place... Recent
Africa during the early days of over-doing it. The group which upsets included the "Commandoes"
the 'invasion but read the con- marches to the line halts at the win over the 25th, toppling them
plete story of the T/F hero on water tower gate and the girls from the undefeated ranks several
another page in this issue, peel off in single columns to the days after the Financiers did the
Another welcome intrusion was left as tho they are giving a sane to the 69th courtien.
the visit by Major Clayton C. command performance which they TWO FOR THE SHOW: She was only
Hill to Tyndall recently. Major are for the GIs who happen to a shoemaker's daughter, but she
Hill left Tyndall as a first be passingby...We're way late on gave the boys her awl.
lieutenant in October, 1942, for
combat duty. Shortly afterwards r,, rTlT rI C'T' & ilil A V 'T'/ T' A rr~nA


"If I had my
choice, I'd pick
the South Pacific
area to do my
fighting in. My
older brother is .
an aerial engin- ,-
Ler and I sure would POST
up with him. I lean Saturday, 'STEP LIVELY,' USO Camp
24, but any ship my Show.
is good enough for
Sun., Mon., 'THE PURPLE HEART,'
Dana Andrews, Richard Conte.
Tuesday, 'TROCADERO,' Rosemary
i Piori, Occidental, Lane, Johnny Downs.
SWed., Thurs., 'LADY IN THE DARK,'
in a Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland.
s the
rsion Friday, 'ACTIOV IN ARABIA,' George
and Sanders, Virginia Bruce.

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n the / Sun., Mon., 'LCST ANGEL,' James
was in the actions at Craig, Margaret O'Brien.
and Tarawa so you can Tues. thru Fri., 'THOUSANDS CHEER,'
I want to be sent to" Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly.
Saturday, 'HANDS ACROSS THE BOR-
Underwnod, Beckley, DER,' Roy Rogers.
Vest Virginia: PANAMA
"To my way of PA
thinking, Jpan is Sun., Mon., 'AROUND THE WORLD,'
our number one en- Kay Kyser, Joan Davis.
emy and I'd like Tuesday, 'SEVEN SWEETHEARTS,' Van
to have a hand in Heflin, Kathryn Grayson.
helping to set the Wed., Thurs., 'WAR AGAINST MRS.
rising sun. I have HADLEY,' Fay Bainter.
friends over there Fri., Sat., 'SIX GUN GOSPEL,'
1 like to join them Johnny Mack Brown.
p turret of a Flying
BA Y
Sunday, 'BEAUTIFUL BUT BROKE,'
d J. Forbes, Akron, Joan Davis, Jane Frazee.
Mon., Tues., 'BOOKIES IN BURMA,'
ed on Allen Carney.
A. M. Wed., Thurs., 'WILD BILL HICXOK,'
it's Joan Bennett, Bruce Cabot.
s I'm Fri., Sat., 'THE RACKET MAN,' Tom
The Neal. 'LONE PRAIRIE,' Russell
ic is Hayden.
I sta- M_ AM ,Hd*n. th---_ k
gard the Japs to be a '
ace to this country, ,
a yen to see some of
skirt gals.


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According to the information received with the above print, the
1 ass on the ladder is M.G.M.'s singing starlet, KATHRYN GRAYSON.
"Her latest film, 'Thousands Cheer,' technicolor all-star musical,
gives her best opportunity to date." (That's exactly what we want,
an opportunity to date.)


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March 18, 1944

COL. PERSONS TAKES OVER

COMMAND OF FIELD; COL.


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Battle-Scarred Veteran Of The Skies NON-COM CLUB TO OPEN


To Fly Gunnery Missions At Tyndall


IKANATHAN TO MAXWELL

A flier with more than 6,000
hours in pursuit and bombardment
ships to his credit is now the
commanding officer of Tyndall
Field.
He is Col. John W. Persons,
former CO at the Marianna Army
Air Base, who has replaced Col.
Leland S. Stranathan.
Colonel Stranathan, who has
been at the helm at Tyndall for
more than a year except for brief
periods of overseas duty during
which he studied gunnery training
and combat practices in Great
Britain, has been transferred to
Maxwell Field and assigned to the
position of assistant chief of
staff, training, of the Eastern
Flying Training Command.
Col. Charles Anderson, who
served as commanding officer at
Tyndall during the recent abs-
cence of Colonel Stranathan over-
seas, has been transferred to a
new assignment.
Colonel Persons was born in
Montgomery, Ala., in 1899, and
served in World War I with the
Royal Canadian Flying Corps. He
won his wings in Canada in 1917
and was an instructor of English
pilots for 28 months.
Commissioned a second lieuten-
ant in the Air Corps Reserve in
1927, Colonel Persons entered the
Regular Army in 1928, being as-
signed as engineering officer at
Maxwell Field. Following that, he
was a bomber and pursuit pilot at
Nichols Field and Fbrt Stotsen-
burg in the Philippines. Back in
this country, he was a squadron
commander at Boiling Field, Wash-
ington, D.C., and later was pilot
for George Dern when Dern was
Secretary of War.


BASIC TRAINING COURSE

ENTERS THIRD WEEK

Approximately 200 enlisted men
and officers returned fim bivouac
today, marking the completion of
the second week of Tyndall's
basic training refresher course.
The ifitensive program which
includes all phases of basic
training, is one week in dur-
ation and it is estimated that
the school will be in operation
for three months in order to give
every man on the field an oppor-
tunity to take the course.
Included in the program are
lectures and films on defense
against air attack, individual
safety and security and living
under field conditions. The
school is under the supervision
of the Plans and Training De-
partment. CEpt. John H. Adams,
school director, has secured the
cooperation of many of the field' s
officers and enlisted men in
molding the course into an ef-
ficient organization.
Indoor classes and several out-
door drill sessions fill the
schedule from Monday through
iThursday. On Friday the class
marches to the bivouac area and
remains overnight, setting up a
typical field unit under combat
condi tons.

SUNDAY CONCERT
CWO Joshua Missal announced
Thursday that the featured selec-
tions on the "Listen and Relax"
recorded concert this Sunday at
the Post Theater at 12 45 will be
the "Romeo and Juliet" Overture
by Tchaikowsky, and the "Tann-
hauser" Overture by Wagner.
Mr. Missal also stated that any
requests will be gladly included
on future programs.


TEMPORARY QUARTERS

ON BEACHFRONT
In view of the fact that the
treasury is still far short of
containing the sum necessary to
begin construction of a non-com-
missioned officers' clubhouse,
the NCO board of governors de-
cided at their last meeting to
set up a temporary clubhouse in
the building formerly occupied by
the Instructors' Club, on the
Gulf.
It is hoped that the temporary
quarters will be ready for use in
two or three weeks, pending in-
stallation of refrigeration equip-
ment for beer and the arrangement
of other details connected with
the operation of the club. Ac-
cording to the board of governors,
one of the chief reasons fbr open-
ing up the temporary quarters is
to raise enough funds to permit
the beginning of construction
work on the proposed clubhouse.
At present there is $3,500 in
the NCO treasury, and it is es-
timated that another $3,000 will
be necessary before work can be-
gin on the new building. An es-
timate of total funds needed fbr
the completion of the clubhouse
is approximately $13,000. Also
under consideration, is the pro-
posal to change the originally
planned site of the building to a
location on the Gulf beach front.
Newly arrived non-coms on the
field may purchase membership
cards from their respective first
sergeants. No one will be allow-
ed in the clubhouse without a
membership card.

WHAT'S DOING NEXT WEEK

SUNDAY
12:30 P.M. -Record Concert. Post
Thea ter.
MONDAY
12:30 P.M...A&R Representative
Meeting, Athletic Office.
7 P.M.--Movies,Station Hospital.
8:30 1.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
TUESDAY
7 P.M.--Special Entertainment
at Station Hospital.
8 P.M.--Weekly Dance, USO. WDLP.
WEDNESDAY
12:30 P.M.--Special Service Non-
Con Meeting, Post Library.
7 P.M.--Protestant Choir Rehear-
sal, Post Chapel.
7 P.M.--Variety Show, Rec. Sq.
8 P.y..-G.I. Dance, Rec Rall,
Permanent Party Only.
THURSDAY
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8 P.M.--GI Dance. Rec Hall, Stu-
dents Only.
8 P.M.--Dance, Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.
FRIDAY
7:30 P.M.-SIOA Club (DE's Wives)
Special Service Office.
7:30 P.M.--Boxing, Receiving Sq.
8 P.M.--Movies, ColoredRecHall.
SATURDAY
7 P.M.--Movies, Hospital.
8:30 P.M.--Movies, Receiving Sq.

T/F RADIO PROGRAMS
(Over Station WDLP)
SUNDAY
4:45 P.M.--30th Aviation Glee
Club.
MONDAY
9:45 A.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
TUESDAY
8:00 P.M.--USO Dance Broadcast
(Band).
WEDNESDAY
8:35 P.M.--Tyndall Field Radio
Playhouse.
THURSDAY
3:30 P.M.--Band Concert.
8:30 P.M.--Rec Hall Tonight.
FRIDAY
3:15 P.M.--Army Sports Headlines.
8:15 P.M.--Air Wacs on the Air.
SATURDAY
6:00 P.M.--Twilight Moods.


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From the flak-riddled skies of the Southwest Pacific the Flying
Fortress "Oklahoma" arrived here last week for the comparative
quiet'of flying aerial gunnery missions.
The "Oklahoma," pictured above, is truly home from the wars. She
completed 203 missions against the enemy and has eight ships and
six Zeros to her credit. Also painted on her side along with
miniature bombs, ships and planes are five purple hearts, signifying
that five members of her crew were wounded in combat. But she never
lost a man in all her missions.
"Retired" now, the "Oklahoma" will be used to carry aerial gunnery
students on firing missions. The "old girl" really deserves the
rest and quiet. She bears the soars of numerous battles fought
high over the islands and atolls of the South Pacific. Dozens of
1 little round disks riveted to her mark where machine gun bullets
and flak struck.



Our Front Cover


Marking another milestone in the technical production of the
Target, this week we proudly hail Special Service staff artist,
Pfc. Jimmy Stevenson and the members of the Post Reproduction De-
partment who were responsible for the first color half-tone to
appear in the Target.
The drawing is an original one by pfc. Stevenson, portraying a
scene on one of our many South Pacific air bases, featuring the
gunner -- the man whom it is our job to train, and who has, not
without good reason, been oft referred to as "The Ruler of the Sky."
In the Reproduction Department, credit for our new cover is evenly
distributed to Cpl. Bob Shriver, art; Sgt. John Marsick and Pfc.
Harold Care, cameramen; Cpl. Louis Shaw, pressman; and S/Sgt. Francis
P. Churchill, N.C.O.I.C.
Their final product is a result of teamwork, with each man con-
tributing his special talent to the task. Experiments in color
have been going 'on for more than a year, and their triumph was
achieved despite the lack of adequate equipment.
We believe their initiative and many free hours spent on the
project have been well rewarded and reflects high credit to them-
selves, their department and to the field.






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Tyndall Target


PUBLISHED ON SATURDAYS BY THE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR PERSONNEL
OF THE ARMY AIR FORCES FLEXIBLE GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD,
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA.
Copy Prepared Under Supervision of Public Relations Officer.
Printing & Photography by Base Photographic & Reproduction Section.
Art Work by Dept. of Training Drafting, Department.
The Tyndall Target receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Ser-
vice, War Dept., 205 E. 42nd St., New York City. Credited material
may not be republished without prior permission from CNS.


THE BEST 'PIN-UP' OF ALL


MR. DE VALERA
Over the weekend, Great
Britain virtually isolated
Ireland from the rest of the
world by suspending all normal
travel between the Enerald
Isle and the United Kingdom
on one hand ad Eire and Ulster
on the other.
Clearly stated in the Home
Office decree are the circum-
stances under which visas or
travel permits will be granted.
From this it would appear that
only those persons who are on
business for His Majesty's
Government or who have grounds
of the "most urgent and most
compelling character" will be
given the green light.
The imposition followed im-
mediately Eire's rejection of
our request that it oust all
German and Japanese nationals
who, based in Eire territory,
have been serving as listening
posts for their governments,
thereby endangering American


AND THE SNAKES
lives and the secret character
of the preparations for the
invasion of the continent.
In refusing to eliminate
this resident menace, Prime
Minister Eanon De Valera has
shown himself as willing to
brook the ire and the in-
evitable economic sanctions
which must follow. For one
small moment he has allowed
himself to forget that Eire is
completely dependent upon the
Allied Nations fbr those neces-
saries without which the Irish
people could not hope to live
in bare comfort.
On St. Patrick's Day doubt-
less the people of Eire were
remembering their patron saint
while doing a bit of sober
thinking about their Mr. De
Valera who, for mysterious
reasons of his own, is so loth
to part with his government's
collection of hissing serpents.


THE PEOPLE ARE ON STRIKE


Long quiescent, the little
Vesuvius, within the free Ital-
ian breast is now in full
eruption, as witness the great
strike of the Italian workers
in northern Italy.
In daring to revolt against
their masters, the estimated
three to six million strikers
have at once arrayed them-
selves with the militant forc-
es of liberation everywhere.
They had no reason to suppose
their Nazi overlords would
consent to their demands for
improving their lot--but un-


daunted they went ahead.
The Nazis have never regard-
ed their Roman vassals with
especial tenderness and now
that their economic and in-
dustrial organization in Italy
is threatened by the 'contemp-
tibles,' the revolt can be de-
pended on to produce the harsh-
est reprisals.
Even now, the innocents may
be bleeding, but when the day
of the beast has ended, there
will be compensation for the
dead and the wounded alike.


"He tihtfolloweth
meshll not walk
' In darkness,


We have all seen a motley ar-
ray of "pin-up" pictures, the.
most of which strangely enough
seem to be devilishly designed
to "pull-down" the onlooker by
arousing in him his lowest lust-
ful passions. The "pin-up" idea
is a good one, however. Pictures
on otherwise barren walls not
only can brighten and cheer, but
are able also to comfort and in-.
spire. Jiven more important than
the pictures on our barrack walls
are those which are hung up on
the walls of our inner life only
for the eyes of the soul to see.
How sad then it is when most of
the pictures so hung are ob-
scene. They are dangerous and
definitely harmful to any man and
have been the first step in the
downfall of many. Sinful acting
has its beginning in sinful
dreaming. May we then rather
suggest some real "pin-ups"-
"pin-ups" that will have a "pull-
up" as well?
No soldier will make a mess of
his life while he has a large
picture of his mother, his sister
or his sweetheart, his home or
his church adorning his barracks
wall. And--as the very best
"pin-up" of all-a picture of
Jesus there. The Holy Scriptures
tell us that we are to keep our
eyes on Him and that we are to go
through this life "Looking unto
Jesus, the Author and Finisher.
of our faith."
Such a daily looking to Him as
he is adorning our barracks wall


and the walls of our minds will
inspire, purify and bless. Such
a picture will act as a cleansing
breath from heaven, driving out
all that is foul and impure.
Come on, Soldier. Try it. Give
yourself a chance. Tear down
some of those pictures you'd be
ashamed for your mother or sweet-
heart to see and enthrone in
their stead in your heart and be-
fore your eyes the lovely picture
of Jesus.
"Wherefore, seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the
race that is set before us.
"Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of bGd."
Hebrews- 12:1-2
-Chaplain A.J. Gray

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PROTESTANT
Sunday
Sunday School, Post Chapel.9 A.M.
Worship, Colored Rec Hall..9 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel ...... 10 A.M.
Worship, Skunk Hollow ... 10 A.M.
Worship, Post Chapel....7:30 P.M.
Tuesday
Fellowship Meeting...... 7:.30 P.M.
Wednesday
Choir Rehearsal......... 7:30 P.M.
CATHOLIC
Sunday
Mass, Post Chapel.......... 8 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater ........10 A.M
Mass, Post Chapel......11:15 A.M.
Mass, Post Chapel.......6:30 P.M.
Daily
Mass....................5:30 A.M.
Saturday
Confessions................7 P.M.
(and any time chaplain is in his
office.)
JEWISH
Friday
Worship Service......... 7:30 P.M.
In view of the inauguration of
a seven day swrk week, an addi-
tional Sunday Mass has been add-
ed to the Chapel calendar of
services at 6:30 P.M. in order
to afford more men a greater op-
portunity to attendthe services.


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1March 18.Z 1944 'THE ~ 'WTY AThT. TmAP1P r


Ex-Tyndall Supply Sergeant Returns


For Visit After Twelve Months As


Tail Gunner In African War Theater


"LONG TIME NO SEE!"
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A story to match any tale of
heroism and initiative in aerial
combat to come out of this war
was unfolded recently when S/Sgt.
James W. Godwin, former supply
sergeant at Tyndall Field, re-
turned here for a visit. Godwin,
a member of the first group to
arrive on Tyndall Field in De-
cember, 1941, left here July 26,
1942, for Harding Field, La., and
points east. Nothing more was
heard from him until he dropped
into the Target Office two weeks
ago, a veteran of twelve months
aerial warfare in the Mediterran-
ean theater as tail gunner in a
B-26, and wearing ribbons denot-
ing the Purple Heart, Silver Star
and Distinguished Flying Cross
awards.
The Purple Heart was awarded
him as a result of the back
wounds he received in his last
mission over Italy when his plane
crashed into the sea leaving him-
self, the radio operator and the
top turret gunner as the sole
survivors. He was awarded the
Silver Star for gallantry in
action when, during the closing
days of the African campaign his
ship was forced to leave their
formation with a dead engine and
the rudder control knocked out.
Godwin managed to lock the dam-
aged rudder with a pin and en-
abled the pilot to fly the ship
into friendly territory where
they bailed out. Meanwhile, after
locking the rudder, Godwin kept
off attacking enemy planes by
aiming his tail gun at them as
they approached -- although he
was completely out of ammunition.
He received the Distinguished
Service Cross "for the successful
completion of 37 missions and the
destruction of five enemy air-
craft. "

In On African Invasion
Upon his arrival at Harding
Field, Godwin received a month's
training as a prop specialist and
as an aerial engineer and then
was transferred to a Carribean
station for eventual shipment to
Africa. While training in the
Carribean he participated in a
patrolwhich sank a German U-boat.
Late in October his outfit re-
ceived their shipping orders and
became a part of the invasion
forces headed for North Africa.
His party landed north of Dakar
with the Cazes airfield as their
objective. The field was tempor-
arily captured by U.S. infantry
and armored forces, but the enemy
counter-attacked and it took
every branch of the service in
the landing party, including
Medics, Air Force and Signal
Corps men, to win it back. As
Godwin, related,. "We were waiting
on the LSTs when the call came to
narm every man who could carry a
gun. We won the airfield back in
a few hours. I left the ship
with a carbine but soon ran out
of ammunition and picked up the
first tommy gun I came across.
We were fighting against French
and Italian troops commanded by
German officers."

Becomes Tail Gunner
Three weeks later, with the
Allied troops firmly entrenched
on African soil, Godwin and his
group were moved up to Oran.
"Here we serviced planes as mech-
anics for about a month and then
were sent to Algiers where we did


the same thing for three weeks
and then moved on to Terlegma
Field at Constantine in Tunisia,"
Godwin continued, "and I was just
another grease monkey until late
in April when a call was issued
for volunteer gunners for Maraud-
ers."
"I was hoping for a chance like
this to come along and I grabbed
it," said Jimmy, "and that's how
I became a tail gunner. My first
mission was over the dock in-
stallations of Tunis harbor.
There was little opposition from
the air and the flak was very
light. On the trip back we straf-
ed and bombed armored columns and
supply routes.

Get's First Enemy Plane
"It was on May 6, 1943, the day
before the campaign closed, that
I got my first enemy plane. We
had just come off the target at
Gabes when we were attacked by a
formation of 35 ME-109s. I got
one of them, but the price was
pretty expensive. In my excite-
ment, I lost my head and after
two long bursts, burned the bar-
rel out of my gun. Meanwhile,
our ship was badly damaged and we
were forced to leave our form-
ation. The pilot managed to
bring the ship over friendly
territory and we bailed out over
sand dunes. We all landed safely
except the bombardier, who was
hit by anti-aircraft fire from
one of the ships we had bombed In
Gabes harbor." (It was during
this mission that Godwin secured
the damaged rudder as previously
mentioned, and for which he was
awarded the Silver Star.)

Bails Out Again
"After Tunis fell, we partici-
pated in the bombing raids on
Panteleria and Lampedusa and then
started on Sicily. Shortly after
the invasion of the island, we
were on a mission over Palermo
when flak shot off eight feet of
our wing and we 'bellied' into
the water. We were in the sea,
supported by our Mae Wests and a
rubber raft, for about 7 hours
until we were picked up by one of
our PT boats. They sent us back
to a British hospital In Bizerte
to recuperate.
"A month later we were re-
assigned to our old outfit, which
was now stationed in Sicily, and
went into action from the air
against Italy. We had been out
several times when one day, while
bombing Laspezio, a submarine
base in northern Italy, we ran
into heavy flak and fighter op-
position. I got three fighters
before we crashed, two Machi 202s
and an ME I thought the ME was
out of range, and I told the top
gunner so, as I pressed the trig-
ger, but she went down in flames
almost immediately.

Only Three Survive
"Only three of us were able to
jump from the plane and as I
landed in the water I thought my
back was broken in two. However,
I was able to reach a life raft
and the three of us drifted around
fdr ten hours when again one of
our PT boats came to the rescue.
We were taken to a British LST
and then transferred to an evacu-
ation hospital in Sicily. From
there I was sent to Africa and
back to the U.S. to the Woodrow
Wilson General Hospital in Vir-


Top-kick Al Barbler of the Mess Squadroh was one of the
first to greet S/Sgt. James Godwin when the latter dropped in
for a visit here. Godwin, since leaving Tyndall Field in
July, 1942, has seen twelve months of action as a tall gunner
in a B-26 in the Mediterranean war theater. Among the decor-
ations he wears are the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross. (See story on left.)


ginia," concluded Godwin.
The sergeant is due to report
to a convalescing hospital in
Miami when his present furlough
is up. His visit to Tyndall was
not incidental, for while he has
many acquaintances here on the
field, his wife, the former Merle
Kent, resides in neighboring St.
Andrews. They were married in
September, 1942, and this is the
first chance Jimmy has had to see


his infant daughter.
Although not a graduate of a
gunnery school, Jimmy advises
student gunners to get all the
training they can and above all,
to remain calm when the going
gets tough. "It's the heads-up
gunner who usually comes back to
tell the story," said Godwin, as
we finally let go of his sleeve
and let him slip away to look up
some more familiar faces,


Here Are The Figures:

U. S. servicemen given personal aid
-3.800,000 by camp and hospital workers
-2.500,000 by chapter Home Service
5,000.000 pints of blood collected
350 overseas clubs for servicemen and women
50,000 nurses recruited for the Army and Navy
(As of February 29. 1944)
S 65.000 volunteer nurse's aides trained for service
119,000 persons aided in disasters
(Fiscal year-July 1. 1942-lune 30. 1943)
S 15,000 survivors of marine disasters aided
925,000,000 surgical dressings produced
12;000,000 garments made
1,500,000 first aid certificates awarded
300,000 home nursing certificates issued
5,300,000 prisoner of war packages packed
(January 1. 1943-Novemb.r 8. 1943)
$77.000,000 foreign war relief distributed
S(August 1939-Sepltmber 30. 1943)


THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Many of the soldiers and civilian employes of
Tyndall Field made contributions to the United
Charities Drive staged here several months ago, a
portion of which was turned over to the Red Cross.
However, the need of the "Great Mother" Is more
vital than ever and contributions, both from
those who haven't contributed and from those who
have, is necessary it they are to carry on their
world-wide mission of mercy.
Membership cards will be issued to all contrib-
utors of $1 or more. Remember, your contribution
may SAVE THE LIFE OF A FRIEND OR RELATIVE!


March 18. 1944


THE TYNDALL TARGET


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*Page 6 THE TYNDALL TARGET


I $f KATE SMITH

Wishing doesn't always make it
So...but sometimes it helps. When
Marine Pfc. Vito P. Pedota, who
was wounded'in the Bougainville
area, surmised he would furlough
in Australia rather than home, he
didn't feel too happy. He wrote
his heart out to his older sister,
Margaret, and said he knew he
wouldn't get home. A woman's in-
tuition comes in handy occasion-
ally and Margaret had a "certain"
feeling. She sat down and penned'
a cheery note to Vito, insisting
he would be home before he knew
it. "As a matter of fact, she
added, "we' re having a phone in-
stalled so that you can call us
the minute you hit the U.S.A...
And, never mind the bill! Vito
didn' t mind the bill at all, for
the moment he arrived in Califbr-
nia he put in a call for his
Queens, N.Y. home. He spoke to
everyone, including Anthony, the
baby, and when Margaret asked how
he felt, the only intelligible
word that could be distinguished
above the excited voices of the
family was, "Yippee!
.
When Captain Jamison, a Medical
Officer, bumped into his old
friend, Major Wllllk, after a long
separation, the captain asked,
"Still taking those deep breathing
exercises I prescribed?"..."Well,
replied the Major, "I've discon-
tinued them for a while. I'm now
quartered directly back of the in-
cinerator.
*
WHAT'S NEW: Everybody' s talk-
ing about the quadruplets born to
the 23 year old English girl...
yet a royal English commission has
been assigned to seek a solution
to Britain's declining birth rate
...Moviedom' s coveted Oscar awards
for the year's best acting per-
fqrmances went to Jennifer Jones
for her role in *The Song of
Bernadette" and Pail unkas fbr his
interpretation of an anti-fascist
in "Watch On the Rhine.

Pfc. Manuel Garcia of the 84th
(Railsplitter) Division went on a
30 mile jaunt with his outfit;
walked 5 miles to a dance at a
service club; danced 3 hours; and
then walked back 5 miles--with
nary a blister to show for it all
...The fellows at the Jackson Air
Base, Miss., are trying to make
Pfc. Carroll J. Landis feel at
home. They find it a little dif-
ficult, however, since the last
Landis who visited them was none
other than the glamorous film
siren, Carole Landis.
S *
Frank Sinatra has been requested
by his Beverly Hills Hotel to
caution his fans not to faint in
the lobby...The War Dept. has
announced a broad expansion of its
specialized training reserve pro-
gram for 17 year old boys...Jack
Sharkey, former World's Heavy-
weight Champ, has just returned
from the Mediterranean Theater of
Operation...Johnny Vander Meer,
southpaw pitcher fbr the Cincin-
ati Reds, has just joined U.S.
Naval forces.


1I 1avorite PIoio I

pictured to the left is a
lieutenant. Command grade. Gen-
erally, he wears the regulation
clothing and goes about his
duties as assistant personnel
officer, income tax officer or
WAC recruiting officer (pending
the time of day and season of the
year) in a quiet, betrousered
manner.
SIn the pure undisguised form,
he is Lt. John Davis, who in
addition to his above named posi-
tions, was also at one time a
gunnery instructor. Actually,
S. Lt. Davis is not trying to be
facetious. In the picture he is
wearing the regular uniform of
the fighting Evzons-those Greeks
who are hand-picked for a master
army. The Evzons must be at
.least 6'4" tall, weigh over 240
and run ten miles without a drink
of water (or go over the obstacle
.course 100 times, backwards, with your left arm tied to your right
ankle). Evzons are selected when they are 14 years old and receive
intensive training for their highly disciplined, army career.
The uniform being worn by Lt. Davis (of course it's not his, where
would he get 240 pounds in a hurry?) was the gift of an uncle in
Greece who sent the uniform to the lieutenant shortly before the
war broke out. The uncle was an Evzon,.but the fighting regalia
became too small for him. It had seen combat in the battles with
the Turks.
The snapshot of Lt. Davis was taken by his sister back in Council
Bluffs, Iowa, in 1939, shortly before he left for Washington where
he was employed by the government as an income tax agent. He re-
ceived his .commission in December, 1942, following his O.C.S.
matriculation' at Miami.
The uniform is now tucked away in moth balls awaiting a sunny
afternoon in 1948, when Kodak film will again be plentiful and un-
rationed victuals may permit a gain in advoirdupois which will
flatter the shape it's in.



ONE MAN'S OPINION

What's Yours ?


To the Editorn
I've been on this field a
little more than a year, and like
most of the GIs here I've done my
share of griping. However, I
think it only fair that the good
features of the field be recog-
nized as well as the bad.
I don't know whether Tyndall is
the rule rather than the excep-
tion, but many of the officers
here who are in command of vari-
ous organizations believe that
the best way to get a point over
is by making a statement and then
backing it up with a threat.
Imagine then our pleasant sur-
prise as two hundred of us GIs
attended the first basic training
class last Monday to be greeted
by Capt. Adams and told that the
course was being given for our
benefit and it was up to us to
get out of it what we could.
Also, Capt. Adams set a pre-
ceden t when he complimented the
men on the field for the manner
in which they salute, saying that
we were the smartest saluting
group he had seen of the six
fields to which he had been for-
merly assigned. On the last day
of classes, the Captain further
jarred us with a remark to the
effect that it was a pleasure
working with us, and he hoped we
benefited from the course.
With most of the field's per-
sonnel scheduled to go through
the course, I'll bet that when
it's all over Capt. Adams can
write his own ticket with the
GIs.
Considering the fact that the
Captain is comparatively new to
the field, the cooperation he re-
ceived from other officers and


departments is something to be
wondered at. Of course there
were bugs in the program but for
the first week, it was to be ex-
pected. So, here' s a snappy
salute to Capt. Adams, Lt. Free-
man, his assistant, and to the
other officers and enlisted men
who are making the basic training
course an interesting session in-
stead of the dry and boring af-
fair it could have easily been.
Also, while I'm up at bat, I'd
like to touch a couple more bases.
It seems that the PX and the
bowling alleys now close for
short periods during the day in
order to clean up and restock the
counters. 'This is a good idea,
but why not have a sign to that
effect hung on the outside in-
stead of having a long line of
GIs standing outside wondering
why the place is closed and being
called down by an employee when
you try to find out why the doors
are closed. This was particular-
ly the case at the bowling alley
last Sunday, when fifty officers
and enlisted men sweating out the
theater line went over to the
bowling alley for a bar of candy,
cigarettes or a soda pop, and had
to wait outside impatiently, with
no one knowing why they were be-
ing kept out, especially while
the alleys themselves were full
of GIs and many of them-were
standing at the counter. Natur-
ally, the girl in charge felt
harassed, but a minute's time to
explain what was going on could
have saved her much of the abuse
and dissatisfaction which arose.
Another matter is the selling
of beer at the Rec Hall on Sun-
days. We all have been looking


As I P. c.


IT

NOW AND FOREVER
Having successfully withstood
two previous Nazi attempts to
dislodge them from their Anzio
beachhead, the Allies this week
still stood with their backs to
the sea in anticipation of a
fresh assault by the recently
reinforced Oermans. Confident o
their ability to hold the beach-
head against all odds, the forces
of General Mark Clark were re-
ported waiting for the attack.
To the south, where the battle
for Cassino is entering its third
month, General Mud limited the
ground fighting to artillery ex-
changes and occasional patrol
clashes. True the Italian track
is slow, but the Allies are in
the number one post position and
good mudders to boot, in the race
for Rome.


Now that Britain has clamped
down on the 'traveling man,' the
Nip and Nazi listening posts in
Ireland should raise nothing more
than the mournful wail of the
banshees coming over the peat-
bogs in the Eire hours of the
morning The restrictions on
travel were imposed only after
fair warning had been given to
De Valera's Government to oust
all Japanese and German nationals
in Eire. Weary of watching the
enemy play 'I Spy, I from the
sidelines, the Allies suddenly
decided to change the game to
'Tag, You're It!' And the Irish
certainly are.


Army and Navy heavies flew over
Wake Island last Saturday in the
alarm clock hours of the morning,
and dropped fifty tons of "Made
in the USA' bombs in. a rousing
attack on installations there.
With more sleepless nights to
their credit than an ace somnam-
bulist, the Japanese yen on Wake
Island is something that money
can't buy a nap for a Nip. It
has become a matter of our nation-
al honor to see to it that the
will of the gallant Marine de-
fenders of Wake Island is carried
out to the letter and that every
Jap legatee comes in for his share
of the promised inheritance -- a
long sleep.


Diminishing Nazis fortunes sank
to a new low on Monday with the
capture of Kherson by the storm-
ing.Soviets. The big Black Sea
city fell to the Russians along
with 22,500 Germans and consider-
able booty. Thus the Nazi-con-
trolled east bank of the Dnieper
goes into the Red as the last
German pocket is emptied of its
accumulated reserves. From this
it becomes apparent that Russian
soil holds no safe deposit for
a Nazi.


forward to Sunday suds dispensing
for a long time. But after ob-
serving the actions of the brew
consumers at the Rec Hall last
Sunday, no one can blame the Rec
Hall management fbr discontinuing
Sunday sales. Throwing bottles
of beer around the floor does' t
improve the beverage or the dance
floor. Let's keep the Sunday
beer privilege, fellows, by keep-
ing our consumption below the
"sloppy" point.
Cpl. G.W.H.


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5 ONE WEEK OF THE WA



H',' March 12 -18 1


Last week the entire south-
ern sector of the Russian
front blazed into furious
action. The German forces of
General von Mannstein reeled
backward under the violent on-
slaught of fbur separate Soviet
armies.
The scene of this titanic
battle was the blood-soaked
plains of the central Ukraine.
(See map on the back of this
page.) Here, for nearly 500
miles, the battle-line runs in
a southeasterly direction -
from Tarnopol in Poland to the
mouth of the Dnepr. Here the
Gennans are fighting desper-
ately to keep a foothold on
Soviet soil for behind them
lies Rumania, and the explosive
Balkans.
The Russian forces in this
sector are the First, Second,
Third and Fourth Ukrainian
Armies. The First Ukrainian
Army holds the western end of
the battle-line, on the border
between Russia and Poland.
The others are arrayedin their
numerical order, with the
Fourth on the eastern flank,
at the mouth of the Dnepr.
Last week all four of these
tranendous armies crashed for-
ward in a coordinated effort
to drive the Germans out of
southern Russia.
The First Ukrainian Army,
under Marshal Gregory Zhukov,
smashed to within 50 miles of
the northern border of Rumania,
cutting the vital Lvow-Odessa
railway, main supply line for
the German armies in the
Ukraine.
The Second Ukrainian Army of
General Ivan Konev, attacking
in the area south of Kiev,
captured the vital city of
Uman and pushed on southward
to the Bug River. At week's
end, Konev's forces were re-
ported to have crossed the Bug
on a 62-mile front -- thus
smashing the Nazis' last natur-
al defense line in southern
Russi a.
Farther to the east, in the
area south of Krivoi Rog, the
Third Ukrainian Armyof General
Rodion Malinovsky scored even
more sensational gains. In a
series of lightning attacks,
these forces swept the entire
western bank of the Dnepr
clear of German troops and


captured the Black Sea port of
Kherson. At the week's end
they were driving on Nikolaev,
an important port at the mouth
of the Bug.
Finally, the Fburth Ukrain-
ian Army, under General Feodor
Tolbukhin, has crossed the
Dnepr at its mouth and joined
Malinovsky in his westward
drive toward Nikolaev and
Odessa.
The Germans have thus far
made no real effort to stem
the Russian tide. Their one
aim seems to be to escape as
intact as possible. Reports
from Ankara, the capital of
Turkey, state that the Nazis
are hurrying all available
ships from Rumanian Black Sea
ports to Odessa, in preparation
for possible evacuation of
their battered forces from the
Crimea and the Ukraine.

*

Last Wednesday Allied com-
manders in the Mediterranean
made a powerful bid to break
the months-old deadlock on the
Italian front.
On the so-called "German
winter line," 60 miles south
of Rome, the principal thorn
in the side of our forces has
been the stubbornly defended
town of Cassino. Time and
again it has been attacked;
almost every building in the
city has seen hand-to-hand
fighting. But hitherto we have
been unable to wrench it en-
tirely from the German grasp.
On Wednesday, therefore,
Cassino "got it." In the most
violent and intensive aerial
bombardment in the history of
warfare, 1400 tons of TNT were
dropped on the one square mile
in which this town is located.
Perhaps "was located" would be
a better phrase; for now there
is almost nothing left of
Cassino.
Immediately after the shat-
tering bombardment, dozens of
U.S. tanks rolled into the
ruins, and ground fighting was
renewed. It is still too early
to predict the effect of this
great aerial blow on the tac-
tical situation in central
Italy. Butone thing is plain:
our commanders are by no means
ready to settle for a "stale-


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The Fiji Islands, larger in area than the Hawaiians, yet smaller than
the state of New Jersey, are strategically important in the Pacific war.
Sitting astride the sea lanes that run from the Panama Canal to Australia,
the Fijis lie 5,000 miles southwest from San Francisco and 1,300 miles
north of Auckland, N. Z. Populated by 215,000 natives, the Fijis produce
sugar, coconuts and copra. Human flesh was once a popular dish among
the islanders, but those days are gone forever. Missionaries put a stop
to cannibalism many years ago.


mate" in the battle for Ibme.



In the Pacific last week,
our soldiers were busy con-
solidating their grip on the
western half of New Britain.
Having captured the airdrome
at Talasea on the northern
coast, U.S. Marines made an-
other landing about half-way
between Talasea and their main
base at Cape Gloucester. Jap-
anese resistance to this new
attack was moderatee."
General MacArthur's troops
strengthened their position in
the Admiralty by occupying two
snall islets to the south
of Manus Island. (MRnus is by
far the largest island in the
group it is over 50 miles
long, and about half as wide.)
With Los Negros Island, east
of Manus, also completely in
our hands, we are now in a
position to attack the enemy
forces on Manus itself. A late
report states that the 1st
Cavalry Div. landed on Manus.
The Japanese forces still on
Bougainville Island in the
Solomons have been throwing
away their lives in a series
of suicidal attacks on our
lines at Ehpress Augusta Bay.
The enemy on Bougainville is
cut off from all reinforce-
ments and supplies, and it may
be that their officers have
ordered them to die "glorious-


ly" for the Bnperor, rather
than simply starve to death.



The great air battle over
Europe roars on, and if the
reports of Germany's fighter
losses are accurate the Iuft-
waffe is taking a terrible
shellacking. Wednesday night
the RAF cut loose with another
one of its "saturation" raids.
This time it was Stuttgart
that got saturated -- with
2800 tons of TNT. The air wa~
is now approaching its climax,
and if we are successful the
Luftwaffe will go down for the
count before many more months
have Dassed.


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might be going is your business, no one
else's. The oceans are deep. wide and
rough-you can't swim back. you know'


TELL'the girls nothing except how
pretty they are. That's all they should
Pe interested in anyway One might be
a blonde from Berlin.
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March 18, 1944

--Jam Handy--
VODICKA ADVISED AS TO
DURATION OF WAR;
NEW MEN ARRIVE

"Orders are orders!" "Don't
blame me Those and a few other
statements were voiced by Cpl.
Eric Vodicka to S/Sgt. Wass and
Pfc. Aveyard regarding our com-
plicated schedule. Chin up,
Vodicka, the war can' t last for-
ever.
Cpl. James Chew returned from
the station hospital this week
after shaking off a case of the
.numps. Never to old to do any-
thing, are you Jimmy?... Our hats
off to Sgt. William Light for the
fine work he has done since be-
coming our new NCO in charge of
building #2.
The top quotation of the week
was turned in by S/Sgt. Rex Sisco
who returned from his furlough
saying, "It was sure swell to get
home, but I couldn't have stayed
another day away from Jan Handy.
Our department is really blos-
soming out with new things. Eight
new men have been added to our
staff of instructors. They were
formerly NCO's in charge of the
student squadrons. Also, we re-
ceived several new trainers that
makes the course so realistic
that one student was heard to re-
mark upon leaving the classroom,
"The least I deserve is the D.F.C.
or just knocking down over ten
percentt of the Jap airforce. "
Under the able guidance of Lt.
Ward, this department is steadily
climbing to the top rung of the
weekly seminar ladder. If the
instructor's enthusiasm grows
much greater it wouldn't surprise
me to see theboys parading around
the field wearing a placard simi-
lar to the "Eat at Joe' s" type
reading on this order, "To Be lhe
World s Oldest Living Gunner,
Practice on Jam Handy and Make
Hits a Habit. "
-Sgt. A.S. Fellman

--Weapons Department--
WEAPONS DEPT. SPORTS

NEW SIGN BY DE BAUN

The Weapons Dept. is now sport-
ing a new sign that is really the
ruts. The idea was conceived and
carried out by the head of our
art department, Cpl. De Baunr It
really was a job and we all agree
Lt was well done.
In case you don' t know it, De
Baun is the guy that draws all of
the cartoons you see displayed in
our buildings. His modesty en-
abled him to comment that the
kind of stuff he is turning out
is Disney stuff.
The class we started last Mon-
day, 44-17, consists of cadets
and student officers. Sgts.
Weatherby and Hickman each have
one class of all officers. Sgt.
Hickman bought a new pair of
colored glasses yesterday. I
think the glitter of the bars was
a little too much for him.
Our Chief Supply Man and In-
structor Menace number one, Sgt.
Griffin, is away on furlough...
The supply room has definitely
taken on an air of peace and
quiet...Lt. Csanady, our officer
in charge, had a hard time get-
ting around last Saturday. Seems
..as tho he got in the wrong R T.
class and after running the com-
plete obstacle course he played
volley ball for a full hour.
All present at the P.X. the
other afternoon when the lady
came in with a cat on a leash got
quite a laugh. Our own clown,
Sgt. Lance, started barking like
a dog. We all thought he was go-
ing to get scratched for a while.
Received a letter from our old
pal Sgt. Pat Shannon, who used to
be a weapons instructor. He is
somewhere in England now and is
getting along fine. Kinda wishes
he were back with us.
If we survive this week's issue
we may be back.
-Sgt. Harvey Wine


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--Squadron A--
New Cadets Enjoy Three
Days of "Sacktime;"

Derby Was At Dieppe

The largest group of aviation
cadets yet to hit Tyndall Field
arrived here last week from pre-
flight at Maxwell Field, Ala.,
and put in three glorious days of
"sack time" before starting
classes Monday morning.
The men, composed of navigators
and bombardiers, are members of
Squadron A and will be known as
Class 44-17. Lt. Phillip Leibow-
itz, assistant commandant of
cadets, will be their group com-
mander; Lt. F.M. Lugo, tactical
officer, and Lt. G. V. Neilson,
supply officer.
Due to overcrowded conditions
here the future bombardiers and
navigators spent their first
three days in tents during which
time they really hit the sack,
often times just getting up in
time for the noon-day meal. Even
the rains didn't dampen their
spirits because they doubtlessly
had something to do with the
extra time the men loggedin their
bunks.
Moving was carried out in an
efficient manner and in a short
time all were quartered in their
new barracks which will be their
*homes for the duration of their
stay at Tyndall Field.
H. A. Waas was chosen as aviation
cadet group commander, Shile other
members of the group staff will
be L.I. Beinhorn, adjutant, and
W.H. Liebeknecht, supply officer.
The group was divided into fbur
squadrons with H.A. Bugge as
aviation cadet commander of Squad-
ron E; H.E. Kidd, commander of
J. Ogle, commander of 0e and
A.. Helder, commander of H.
Many of the men in the group
served in other branches of the
Army before transferring to
cadets and at least three of then
have seen overseas duty.
One man, Donald H. Derby, an
Ohioan, enlisted in the Canadian
army before Pearl Harbor and par-
ticipated in the Dieppe raid be-
fbre transferring to the Anerican
Army in England. Two others,
William G. Poole and John W.
Mills, also were in England with
the U.S. Army.
The three men returned to the
United States together and have
been together since starting their
cadet training. All have been
classified as bombardiers.


Page 9

kb ~ GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION


--Chow Line Chatter--
Mess Men Boast Fine
Boxing Team; Cagers
Defeat Guard Squad

Back after a two week lay off I
find quite a few changes in the
old outfit, and hear that a num-
ber of things have happened, so
I'll get in the groove with the
latest happenings and doings of
the mess men.
Although the mess men haven't
been very successful with their
basketball team they can boast of
a very fine boxing team Though
they haven' t had much training,
the boys are slinging some good
leather, and this week two mem-
bers of the team, Pvts. Rhodes
and Lopez, are at Maxwell Field
taking part in the command per-
formance at that station.
We take time out to welcome all
the new men who have recently
joined the organization. We hope
that their stay will be long and
just as pleasant as the bout be-
tween Cpl. "Frog" Chianci and
"Pollack" Jaresewski the other
night at the Post Gym.
The weekly average for our
basketball team last week was an
even 500, having defeated a
strong 932nd squad and then los-
ing to a weaker but faster 349th
team. A word of praise must go
to the rooters of the mess men
who turned out in a drove last
week. Good work men, keep it up.
Lt. Green, always keeping up
with the time, has started some-
thing new that will make the
weekly orientation meetings more
interesting, beginning last week,
one member of the organization
will give a short talk on some
subject that will be of interest
to the mess men.
What seemed to be a three-ring
circus the other night turned out
to be Sgts. Jack "Sinatra" Mint-
zer and Lange demonstrating how
they used to roll their pack in
their ex-cavalry days. After
waiting around to see the job
finished, yours truly decided to
leave and come back later. Re-
ports are that the job never was
finished.
In closing this column I suggest
more squadron parties for a high-
morale 'Am I right fellows?
-ICU
P. S. I still haven' t received
any suggestions or information.
If you have any information or
suggestions to make, drop a note
in the organization mail box.
Address Chow Line Chatter.


NECESSARY SAYS TYNDALL

COMBAT VETERAN

Physical training is the most
important training given a sol-
dier, according to Pfc. Ivan B.
Horton, of Grafton, Iowa, who has
just returned from 18 months ser-
vice in the Asiatic-Pacific the-
ater of operations, and is now
assigned to the Signal Detachment
here.
Pfc. Horton spent many weeks in
the dense jungles of islands
north of Australia and credits
physical training with his abil-
ity to work night and day in the
steaming tropical jungles.
"Men should realize before they
go overseas that it is important
that they get themselves in top
condition," said Horton. "Too
many of then fail and they pay an
awful price for it."
There is no way to calculate
just how many men who are dead
now would have lived had they
been in better condition to meet
hardships of the tropics, but
Horton believes that the number
would be high.
"It's too late to do anything
much about your physical condi-
tion when you reach a theater of
operations, especially in the
tropics," according to Horton.
"The best assurance a fellow can
have of returning home is to get
himself in the best of condition
before he is ordered to combat.
He will never regret it. Horton
served with a signal corps company
in the Southwest Pacific area.
He said that at times it was
necessary for the men to work day
and night in the jungles laying
communication lines and maintain-
ing then.

--Squadron D--
CLASS IN THIRD WEEK AS
NEW MEN JOIN P.P.

The third week of school found
quite a few changes in the setup
and organization of Squadron D.
Our old standbys, S/Sgts. Smitl
Marx, Snowden, and Pfc. Quick
have left us for fields uncon-
quered, "air to air firing."
The telephone is still buzzing
with women's voices, trying to
locate these casanovas. Our
orderly room was certainly left
bare when the "booming" voiced
Ist/Sgt. Thompson and Sgt. Du-
frane transferred to 39th Head-
quarters for other duties. Any
hearts broken? Only meek little
Cpl. Reed is left to hear and
listen to the gripes and moans.
I wonder if he knows how to say
NO?
The mail orderly Pfc. Montague,
and the supply clerk, Pvt. Frank-
enfeld, are both on furloughs (15
days. Maybe this will be a bet-
ter place to live in when they
return. They have had enough
vacation, eh what!
There have been quite a few
additions to our permanent per-
sonnel too. Lt. Landers of Ala-
bama, has taken over the reins
of the squadron as C.O. Lt. Ter-
pening is the new tactical offi-
cer. Seven new enlisted men have
been added to the roster of per-
manent personnel also. What do
you say we all get acquainted
fellows? They are: T/Sgt. Hol-
comb, the bivouac king; S/Sgt.
Battaglia of Geneseo N.Y.;
S/Sgt. "Pete* DePietro of Boston,
Mass.; Sgt. Augustin of Hunting-
don, N.Y. (it has just been an-
nounced that his wife had a 7
pound baby girl). Sgt. Parson of
Schell Ga. (a Cracker, can you
imagine); Cpl. Moss of Philadel-
phia, Pa.; and Cpl. "Snuffy" Oer-
ber, of Nashville, Tenn. (the
.handball king of Brooklyn, N.Y.)







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--Wactivi ties--
FOOD-FOR-WORDS BARTER

ARRANGED; MENAGERIE

SUFFERS SETBACK
Good news to all Wacs-and pre-
sumably Lt. Clymer--is the gen-
erous offer made this week to
the members (suffering) of the
T/F Wac Det. Pfc. Ed Delbyck
offers to make a (brief) orient-
ation (very brief, bub,) lecture
if he may share the Wac victual s
afterwards. Quoting ETD, "....."
U fortunately, the unabridged
Webster was not handy nor an in-
terpreter, so the famous--and
unpronouncable words will never
go cban in history.
This week, Capt. Jack Phillips,
Wac Staff Director at Maxwell
Field, stopped in for a visit.
And Lt. Garrison announced two
deaths in the family. "Pitch"
"Hbo, the love birds in the
Jay Room died when Lt. Crissmm
inspected Saturday morning With
the love birds, the turtle, the
alligator, and the cat gone, the
Wac Black Market menagerie has
dwindled to Snafu and Johnny,
Sgt. Pickaxe's (sp.) pride and
joy rooster.
PAPER MILL STUFF. Application
is being made for bigger and bet-
ter bivo-Wacs... Sgt. Peeney is
applying to Lil Abner for a Job
as "outside man" at the Skonk
Works. She is giving as refer-
ence, her week's dooties on the
'sanitary engineering squad' in
the region of the Wac Powder
oom: Diers, Hurta, Hyde, Single-
ton, and Edwards as CWiO's. (Chief
Washroom Orderlies).
Dewey feels (all literate ground
hogs please read, initial, and
take immediate action!) that
ground hogs are not importantl...
Ran into Gawdhelpus t other day,
and he sez that he has at his
fingertips more dirt than any
Sacks have, soooo, no mention
will be made about the Wac pack-
age (or is it Box?) that he drags
around with him all the time.
The frog which strayed into a
match box in said Box' s make-up
(this is getting repititious) box
with the aid of Sturgis and Hun-
rrihouse, was not in the box
match-not Box) when box (make-
up..not Box) was opened..I.atest
of Rice's new death-carrying
secret PT weapons is Phlpps (ac-
companied by four horseshoes--
without horse attached.) The
idea of the game is to toss them
shoes, not horses or Wacs-from
one end of the barracks to the
other. Any survivors are given
extra detail because it is felt
they are super rugged.
Walsh plans on returning with
bags under each arm and eye.. On
reliable sources-the Fox at work


--Gu irdians--
O'Neil Back; Brinkley

Is Man Of The Week

We extend a hearty welcome to
our able Ist/Sgt., P.M. O'Neil,
who is now able to come back to
the old grind, after leaving Fin-
ney General Hospital. Pat is more
than glad to be back with the
gang and the feeling is mutual.
Lt. & T. Bonk has been desig-
nated squadron adjutant; Lt. L.
Butterfield, assistant adjutant
and supply officer; and Lt. W.
Nel son, assistant provost mar-
shal. The best of cooperation is
expected from all of the guard-
ians. Incidentally, Lt. Nelson
is a judo expert and can throw
the best of then
We missed garnering the "Flag"
by just half a point but our
grade of ninety seven was the
best grade acquired.by us yet.
Our "Camp Fire Boys" returned
from bivouacing looking none the
worse for wear with just a few
mosquito bites to mar their
features. They all claim that it
was pretty rugged but fun at the
same time. (We would'have liked
to be a spectator at Ye editor's
bivouac area.)
BANTERo Sgt. R Turner is es-
corting Eileen around the post
now...Pvts. Marschock and Clark
are expecting to hear the flap of
the Stork's wings around the lat-
ter part of August...Pvt. Kooy
has, all of his teeth now and can
"chomp" steak with the best of
them...M. Thackston has not been
around Bay Harbor lately--but his
buddy, Pvt. Scaricalac gets a
Chipley phone call every week.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Cpl. Norman
F. Brinkley was born in Kan-
napolis, N.C., on the 1st of
April, 1920. He graduated from
high school there and took part
in all sports, specializing in
boxing. After finishing high
school he started to work in the
textile mills until his .entrance
into the armed forces. Brinkley
participated in the N.C. Golden
Gloves and was rated as an up and
coming heavyweight boxer. Norman
works as an uptown M.P. and does
a very creditable job there. His
hobbies are boxing and trapeze
work. -Cpl. San Marotta

--the following communique is
issued: Howard and Matson kept a
few of their dates locked up in
their wall locker. And it wasn't
Schiltz or Carey. Things CAN'T
be that tuff... From the bottom--
of Sack hearts, is extended a
very salty (3-day pass to Pensa-
cola style) weekend. SOS Tran-
slated from the original.
-Sad Old Sack


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(b) stethoscope


7 Does your girl back home wear a?
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(b) snood (d) snarl


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(a) McManus (c) Disney
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(c) stroboscope
(d) sfriposcope


8 Not far away from this gadget is their(
(a) doctor (c) chorus girl
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Senators Eat K Ration;
'Hard as Hell,' Says One
Washington (CNS) Several
senators nibbled K Rations here
recently and although their re-
actions to the delicacy were
varied, all agreed it was good
solid food.
"I enjoyed it," said one states-
man, grinning wryly and pluck-
ing the stumps of two shattered
teeth from his mouth.
"It's hard as the hubs of hell,"
said another, less enthusiastically.


'Compass Minus Errors'
Now Used in Raid
London (CNS)-Flying Fort-
resses now are equipped with a
new gyro flux-gate compass
which enables navigators to get
instant bearings high in the sky.
News of the use of this delicate
device was made public only re-
cently after it became known that
several have fallen into the hands
of the enemy. "It's just a compass
with all the errors taken out,"
one navigator explained.


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Marc 18 i94 TH TYDAJJ TAGETPane 11


--Boat Company--
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

INCLUDE A BIRTH AND

WEDDING CEREMONY
It is with no little additional
confidence that we go to press
this week, after having witnessed
our first column' s appearance in
the "Target" last week. In-
cidentally, we don't know whether
the cover of last week' s "Target, "
which pictured the members of the
Boat Squadron brushing up on their
rescue work, was run in conjunc-
tion with our column or not, but
we would like to take this op-
portunity to express our appreci-
ation, for it illustrates exactly
what we were trying to put across
in the column.
The past week proved extremely
active in the old squadron. Shar-
ing the spotlight were T/Sgt.
Alfred Hien and Sgt. Martinec.
Last week the wife of T/Sgt. Hien
presented him with a 7* pound
baby boy. We had the good fbr-
tune of being present when he re-
ceived his telegram notifying him
of his opportunity to increase
his albotments, and we wish to
state that he received the news
very nonchalantly, in fact his
actions could be called dazed.
He was revived in exactly thirty
minutes. Mother and child are
doing nicely, and we can vouch
for the condition of the father.
As of last week he is a man.
The social event of the week,
was the marriage of Miss Dorothy
Jean Shuler to our Sgt. William E.
Martinec. The ceremony was per-
formed at the Post Chapel on
March 11, at 10:00 (1500 GCT).
Capt. Jack Manson was a very
nervous best man, and frankly
admits he trembled throughout the
entire ceremony, which, quote he,
"was a very beautiful ceremony. "
To Bill and his new bride, from
the boys in the squadron, sincer-
est wishes for a long and very
happy married life.
As per schedule, our navigation
class convened the early part of
last week. The latter part of the
week was spent aboard the P-72,
out in the Gulf, for the purpose
of obtaining practical experience
in the use of the sextant. The
instructor was quite pleased with
the results of the budding marine
navigators. One mishap occurred
early Wednesday morning when Cpl.
Forbes became seasick before the
vessel left the dock. Of course,
he blames it on the night before,
but whatever the cause, we hope
there will be no reoccurrence of
this behavior. In all fairness
to Cpl. Fbrbes, it might be well
to mention here that he completed
the training cruise the next day
without mishap. We might also
add that celestial observations
were not the only things that
were obtained, as many of- the
boys have taken on the appearance
of sun worshipers.
-Captain of the Head


--Medi cs--
Sqdn. Extends Congrats To Capt. McLaughlin;

Fontenot Tries Vodka; Stam 'Sends' Us


May I, Captain McLaughlin, ex-
tend to you and the Mrs. in be-
half of the entire Medical De-
tachment, our heartiest con-
gratulations on your recent
marriage. (Should we note any
decline in your usual efficiency,
captain---we'll blame it on the
weather.)
We often wondered what made the
Russian Army the "hottest team in
the league" at the moment. S/Sgt.
Fontenot has found the answer.
VODKA. That "stuff" is so hot-
it penetrated the bladder wall
and burned a hole in his mat-
tress.
We have all heard that famous
hillbilly tune on our morning
melody hours, namely "I'M A PRI-
SONER OF WA, Well, my boy Stam
has turned composer and lyricist

--Redbirds--
Party Is Huge Success;

Koler Wins Door Prize
Our squadron party last week
was again a huge success. The
guests of honor were our C.O.,
Major Carnahan, who with Mrs.
Carnahan, seemed to enjoy the
affair. Music wais furnished by
the Dixie Flyers, a GI musical
group, and entertainment was
provided by Pfc. and Mrs. Axe,
who put on a difficult roller
skating act. At the end of their
performance, Axe took Cavellero,
Spreckelson and Bruder for a
whirl and they are still going
around in circles. Pfc. Mc-
Connell, who once was a big name
band warbler, contributed with
his talent.
THINGS WE NOTICED DURING THE
EVENING: Ist/Sgt. Heidema and
the Mrs. cutting the rug and it
sure was good to see our first
soldier finally relaxed... Dick
Hanselman collected a. barber shop
quartette and entertained through-
out the evening.
Sgt. Mazzola and his lovely,
who reminded your reporter of a
Conover model. You sure can pick
them, Art!...Pvt. Lord takingup
jitterbugging and now he has Fred
Astaire worried.. Lt. Miller, our
adjutant, dropping in during the
evening with none other than our
friend, Lt. Murphy.
Sgt. Koler, the luckiest man of
then all, winning the door prize,
a war bond...Pfc. Gimpelson, who
contributed greatly to the suc-
cess of the affair and who will
never be out of work when the war
is over. Catch on?
All of themembers of the squad-
ron appreciate the efforts of
S/Sgt. Fargo, S/Sgt. Hamblin and
Sgt. Mazzola, who made all of the
arrangements and they are to be
congratulated for such fine hand-
ling of the entire party.
-S/Sgt. John C. Benz


and daily gives us his version of
"IT' S THE ARTICLES OF WAR THAT I
HEAR FOREVER MRRE (There's no
end to that boy's accomplish-
ments.)
Pvt. Broward was pretty nuch in
the limelight this week too.
When he could' t understand why
he was issued only one half a
tent for his recent basic train-
ing--we had him believing that
the other half was held by a
local member of the WAC. But can
you imagine that guy putting in
for an overnight pass on the
night that he was scheduled for
bivouac?
There is a triangle 'round the
hospital that is developing into
quite a comic strip of its own,
Lil Abner is having a deuce of a
time keeping Daisy Mae and Moon-
beam McSwine away from him and
the "Ohs and Ahs" of his manly
figure is the envy of both con-
cerned. Be careful, Abner, this
is leap year-you know
When Sgt. Keltner ordered that
the "Shackmen" line up fbr retreat
in his Platoon---we'd like to
know why Hanna and Nicas were
first to acknowledge the order.
.Our invasion on the beachhead
on the "Isle of Guadalcanal" has
been firmly established here and
the Stars and Stripes will fly
there forever more, or at least
until we can all pack up and call
it a job well done. Midst burst-
ing shell and cannon roar-the
following lines were jotted down
and offered fbr what it is worth:
That fateful day has come to pass
The boys are all aflutter.
We' re firmly entrenched in our
future homes
And the thought only makes us
shudder.
But with it all--we've no com-
plaints
They tell us it could be worse.
But where would the lowly "G&I. "
be
If the G.. I. could' t curse.
So if you dwell in a penthouse
Quite spacious--with inside
latrine
With plenty of heat and running
water
To us such luxuries are a drean.
But the sky is not our ceiling
And the ground is not our floor.
We can take the bitter with the
sweet
And be grateful to the core.
And when the war is over
And stories we can tell--Pal.
We'll tell of our foreign duty
And those days on Guadalcanal.
He (boasting): 'Say! When I
kiss a girl, I don't fool around.'
She: 'Why not, are you bashful?'
It isn't ice that makes people
slip--it's what they mix with it.


--Flaming Bomb--
LEAVE DUE LT. GLISSON;

BUSH'S FURLOUGH RUINED

BY 'NOSEY' M.P.s
A happy vacation is wished to
Lt. Glissonr He is looking for-
ward to his 9 day leave starting
the 21st of this month...Two Ord-
nance men now taking a gunnery
course are Pfc. Roegner and house.
Lucky guys (Yes? No?)...The
armament shop has just acquired
the services of a new pencil
usher, Pfc. Szfranski. Yes,
lifting a pencil is much differ-
ent than lifting a .50 calibre
machine gun,
ORD-NONSENSE: A darn shame
about Pfc. Bush having such a
lousy foilough. "On account of
some guys jumpin ship, the MPs
were always checking soldier's
passes. Everytime I started get-
ting acquainted with de goils dem
MPs would be nosin around to see
my foilough papers" (result: no
dates)...Pfc. Charles Galant
hasn' t been off the post fbr five
months. He wants that fact men-
tioned here. Faithful Charlie
intends sending this issue of the
Target home to the wife.
"Kid" Katchko found himself
stuck last Saturday nite with an
extra female, all on account of
his buddy not showing up for the
double date. He ran around, like
a chicken without a head, trying
to find her a companion.. Con-
sidering the way Sgts. Asony and
Nick exchange recipes for cooking
beef stew, we imagine they go on
camping trips, like good food, or
maybe the wives "suggest" they
help in the kitchen.
M)RE ?? AND TYPICAL R M)RS Is
it true the men from the amuni-
tion section are interested in
knowing some vital statistics
about the new gal working in the
Property Office?...We heard one
GI telling another GI about some-
one else tho nearly had a big up-
set one morning. Upon awaking he
found his bed had mysteriously
been placed on top of another.
Did he really fall? What's cook-
in Hammers?...Spys report that
Pfc. Alfred Strege receives let-
ters which are numbered consecu-
tively. Number 36 should arrive
soon,
The glances Pvts. Merritt and
Anderson throw at each other
don' t exactly contain the light
of brotherly love. A squabble
over dice... Recuperating from a
hand injury occurring on the
obstacle course is Cpl. Sillila.
He is now residing at the hospi-
tal...Cpl. Skornia has just re-
cently been moved to Apalach.
Condolence and sympathy is ex-
tended to both Cpls.

She had a vague distrust of men
Her wondering whole life long,
And never yielded to the yen
To see if she was wrong.


POST LAUNDRY, PERSONNEL CONTRIBUTE TOWARD VICTORY WITH WAR BOND PURCHASES
.' ~ ~ %TW -7 ...;, ,


According to Capt. Reed Salley, post war bond officer, the comparatively high and they are continuing to invest a fair
response of the post laundry employes to the recent war bond portion of their earnings in the precious bonds in order to
drive was highly gratifying. Their bond purchase record was bring peace nearer.


March 18, 1944


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Pare i2


ALTITUDE TRAINING QUINTET TAKES UNDISPUTED

POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN SQUADRON

CAGE LOOP; ORDNANCE CLIMBS TO 2ND


Rugged 69th Slips Back to Third Position After

Bowing to Ordmen, 45-34; Friedman Scores 31

Points as Gunnermakers Down Commandoes


The manbers of the 25th Altitude Training basketball team
may never get to combat, but after last Monday night they
can't say they've never seen commandoes in action. Taking
the floor against the Altitude men last Monday, the 350th
aggregation, ommonly known as "Twitchell's Commandoes," put
on another exhibition of fine teawork to knock the pressure


chamber boys from the ranks of
the undefeated into a tie with
the 69th cagers for top honors.
The 69th had previously received
their first setback by a rejuven-
ated Finance squad.
However, the tie didn't last
long, for on Tuesday the "Rugged"
men took on the high-riding Ord-
nance quintet and when the smoke
of battle cleared, the Ordnance
team was in a second place tie
with the vanquished 69th. The
Knepper twins repeated their
trick of confusing the opposition,
and between them, garnered 28
points. Sam was high for the
evening with seven field goals
and four free throws totaling 18
points, 6 more than were neces-
sary to send the 69th to the
showers. Paul Sills snapped out
of his early season lethargy to
account for ten 69th markers
while Dick Black equalled the sumn
with five goals from the floor
and at least four misses from the
foul line.
Not content with their second
place tie, the Ordnance cagers
broke all strings attached to
their position when they downed
the Medics on Thursday, 42-35,
to rank the 69th with a record
of 8-2 while the 69th remains at
a 7-2 count. Jackrel made a
valiant effort for the Medics,
hitting the hoop for 17 points,
but Dan Knepper teamed up with
Leon Stevens to account for 27
Ordnance tallies and offset Jack-
rel's "big night."
The Commandoes went out Wednes-
day armed to the teeth against
the Gunnermakers in an attempt
to gain a beachhead on second
place. However, the Ounnermakers,
still smarting from a 56-45 set-
back by the Guardsmen, fed Sid
Friedman to the hilt and Sid rang
up the highest individual scoring
total of the season, 31 points,
to edge out the Commandoes, 55-54.
Burgess, Brenner and Douglas
sparked the Commando offensive,
accounting for 46 tallies.
With a chance to get in on
third place gravy, the Redbirds
tackled the 25th Altitude Thurs-
day night with their hearts set
on handing the low altitude fliers
their second consecutive defeat.
But the 25th courtmen were in no
mood to humor the birdmen and
took the contest by a 44-32
score. Sprowls and Stevens sup-
plied the pressure chamber scor-
ing punch with 12 and 19 points,
respectively. Hunt and Lawton
paced the Redbirds attack with
10 and 9 markers.
Still trying to balance their
account, the Financiers finished
the week with three straight
wins, a 00 percentage and in a
3-way tie for fifth place honors.
The Medics, as a result of a twin
defeat, tumbled from sixth to
eighth place, and saw all hopes
of a first division berth i asted.


GULF COAST GOLF MEET

IS SET FOR APRIL 2

Officers and enlisted men of
Tyndall Field have been invited
to participate in the Gulf Coast
Golf Tournament to be staged at
the Panama Country Club on Sun-
day, April 2. The Special Ser-
vice Office will furnish trans-
portation to and from the tour-
nament. The bus will leave the
Personnel building here at 8 A.M.
All golfers, regardless of cali-
ber, are urged to participate
inasmuch as there will be differ-
ent flights for various classes
of players.
Sgt. Si Moye, of the 69th, has
been appointed tournament chair-
man. He announced that prizes
will be awarded in the form of
War Bonds. The entrance fee is
$2.50, with luncheon free. Spec-
tators will be admitted without
charge and in addition to golf
clubs and balls, bathing and fish-
ing facilities are available.
Watch the Special Service bul-
letin board fbr further details.


GROUP I PINMEN NEED

TWO GAMES TO CLINCH

Group I's pin busters crept
within two games of the Officers
League championship Thursday
night by smashing the Snafus three
straight, and erasing all bat the
slimmest mathematical possibility
of being overtaken in the final
standings. Two more wins clinch-
es 1st place for the pilots, even
if the second place Bell Ringers
sweep their remaining twelve
games.
The dogfights for the remaining
positions continued, however, as
MOQ moved up by beating the lone
Gremlin, Capt. Day, in all three
games, and the Retreads chalked
uip a 3-0 decision over the Slug-
gers.
With the help of a couple of
"ringers, the Retreads turned in
893 in their first effort, and
then went on to 2540, high teen
total of the night. Lt. Stephens,
Group I, bowled steadily to total
533 for high individual.
The standings: W L
Group I 39 12
Bell Ringers 28 23
Snafus 26 25
Group II 26 25
Gremlins 24 27
MOQ 23 28
Sluggers 22 29
Retreads 16 35
*
Because of the lack of interest
shown in the handball tournament
scheduled for March 14, Lt. Dron-
gowski announced that pi ans for
the competition have been drop-
ped.


RESULTS & STANDINGS
iIas et hall Through Thursday


INTER-SQUADRON LEAGUE


STANDINGS
Won
25th................... 9
Ordnance............... 8
69th................... 7
40th................... 6
348th. .................. 6
Finance................ 6
932nd.................. 5
349th.................. 5
Medics................. 4
344th .................. 2
Instructors Squadron... 2
Quartermaster .......... 1
446th.................. 0


Lost
1
2
2
3
4
4
4
5
6
6
7
7
8
9


LEADING SCORERS
D. Knepper, Ordnance........... 130
Coon, 344th....................129
FriedAan,.40th................ 122
Kooy, 932nd...................109
Hunt, 348th............... ..... 105
Stevens,.26th................. 101
S. Knepper, Ordnance.......... 99
Moore, t inance................ 96
VanCotte, .4 th................ 91
Ravenscroft, 69th............. 81


69th (34)
Ravenscroft.. 7
Beznoska..... 0
Carr......... 3
Wagner....... 0
Black........10
Fritz........ 2
Sills........ 10
Loudis....... 2
MEDICS (31)
Maxwell....... 4
Jackrel...... 11
Lites........ 7
Matonak...... 3
Tarr.......... 6


ORDNANCE (45)
Knepper, D... 10
Knepper, S... 18
Stevens...... 9
Dixon........ 0
Rudolph...... 4
Kotys........ 0
Manderson.... 2
Snodgrass.... 2
FINANCE (37)
Anderson..... 9
Hines........ 0
Moore........22
Costigan..... 2
Mullin....... 2
Emanuel...... 2


348th (54) 446th (25)
Schultz....10 Houseal...... 2
Hunt..........15 Reso......... 1
Paul......... 6 Coleleski.... 5
Neill........ 5 Meyers....... 2
Massey....... 4 Smith........ 3
Lawton ....... 4 Johnson...... 12
Kleinfeller. 4
Co pa......... 6


Smith......... 4
Gregory...... 6
Stitt........ O
DeOrio....... 0
Andrews...... 5
344th (23)
Coon .... .....
Crane........ 5
Clements..... 0
Russell...... 0
Brown........ 0
Lopez,....... 0
Higgenbottom. 1

344th (26)
Coon......... 13
Crane........ 6
Higginbottom. 0
Russell...... 2
Brown...... 2
Clements..... 3
349th (34)
Ross. ........ 10
Schneller. ...12
Gustafson.... 2
Lawton ....... 5
D avis........ 2
Crawford..... 3
4oth (55)
VanCotte..... 10
Friedman.....31
Morales...... 3
orat .....
oswell ... .9
Jones........ 0
Brown. ....... 2
25th (44)
S rowls ......12
B akeman.....
Chandler..... 0
Stevens....,. 19
Hastings..... 4
Devane....... 2
Kendall ...... 0
Kercher...... 0
MEDICS (35)
Jackrel...... 17
Maxwell...... 2
Lites......... 4
Negich...... 2
Matonak...... 4
Sollon....... 6


Stevens...... 4
Snodgrass.... 6
Rudolph...... 8
Kot s........ 2
Manderson.... 0
349th (29)
Hansen...... 6
Ross......... 9
Gustafson.... 2
Schneller .... 6
Bryant........ 5
Lawton....... 1
puskas....... 1

FINANCE (34)
Em anuel ...... 5
Anderson..... 6
Franklin..... 4
Moore........ 12
Costigan....2 2
Mullin.......
932nd (19)
Kooy......... 6
Richard......
Mitchell..... 2
Talbott ...... 3
Wright........ 4
Shasteen..... 4
350th (54)
Brenner...... 14
Jeske......... 0
Douglas......13
Walker....... 3
McBride...... 4
prysi........ 1
Burgess...... 19
348th (32)
Schultz...... 5
Compa........ 0
Hunt ......... 10
Allen. ........ 0
Neil......... 6
Ruane........ 0
Lawton....... 9
Kleinfeller.. 2
ORDNANCE (42)
Knepper, D...15
Knepper, S... 4
Stevens...... 12
Rudolph...... 5
Snodgrass.... 4
Manderson.... 2


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PERFORM AT REC HALL SUNDAY


Pictured above are Pvts. Glenn Whitcroft (left) and Richard
Kjellman shaking hands before a practice session for their table
tennis exhibition match at the Rec Hall Sunday night. The pair
are student gunners at Tyndall who despite their youth, were high
in the nation's paddle ranks before entering the service. Their
exhibition match is part of the entertainment arranged by Special
Services for programs at the Rec Hall, hospital and shipping ano
receiving squadron during the week.
Whitcroft is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has been playing
table tennis for the last six of his nineteen years. He won the
Michigan state championships in 1939 and continued to hold the
Michigan open title. He also won the national Canadian table
tennis tourney in 1939, and was the third ranking player in the
U.S. junior division in 1940.
Dick Kjellman is 21 years old and hails from pittsburgh, Ohio.
He is no newcomer to the table tennis racket and holds the Southern
pacific Coast paddle crown. He is right handed, as is Whitcroft.
Both men nave performed in numerous exhibition matches and have
perfected several acts to amuse the spectators Sunday evening.


GI KEGLERS BEGIN 2ND
HALF COMPETITION

Although no date has been set
for the first half play-off be-
tween the White Flashes and QM
keglers, the GI bowling league
is two weeks gone in the last leg
of the competition. Off to a
good start in the second half
are the QA, Bluebird and Redbird
pinmen with records of five wins
against one defeat.
During the week' s bowling, the
Gunnermakers and Bluebirds boost-
ed their league standing with
clean sweeps over the Commando
and Altitude keglers. (The 25th
squad made it easy for the Blue-
birds by not showing up.)
This week's results:
Medics-2, Ordnance-1
Quartermaster-2, 446th-I
349th-3, 25th-0 (forfeit)
348th-2, 69th-1
40th-3, 350th-0
STANDINGS


Quartermaster 5 1
349th 5 1
348th 5 1
Ordnance 4 2
40th 4 2
446th 3 3
Medics 2 4
69th 2 4
350th 0 3
932nd 0 3
25th 0 6
FIVE LEADING KEGLERS AV.
Wellman, 350th................ 197
Kocur, Medics ................. 196
Miller, W ...................... 192
Aurigemma, Ord................. 179
Frazier, 69th.................. 177
HIGH 3 GAME: Kocur, Medics...629
HIGH SINGLE: Fraser, 69th....225


WARMIIN

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Stop Me If You've Heard
This Song Before
It happened in a Green Bay
Packers-Chicago Bears football
game about eight years ago. Mid-
way through the contest, with
Green Bay well down in the
Bears' territory, Quarterback
Johnny Blood was cooking up
something special in the huddle
when he looked up and found
Carl Brumbaugh, Bears' quarter-
back, in the huddle with him and
the rest of the Packers.
"Pull up a chair, Carl," he in-
vited.
"No, thanks,' said Carl, making
rapid tracks for his own side of
the line. "I just thought I could
be of some help, but you guys
seem to understand the play pret-
ty well."
Golfer Joe Kirkwood was giv-
ing driving instruction to a nov-
ice.
"The first thing you do," said
Joe, "is address the ball."
"What?" said the guy.
"Address the ball," Joe re-
peated.
"Hello, ball," said the duffer.

HERE'S A HOT SPORTS
FLASH: CornellUniversity's well-
conditioned team won the College
Club's annual catch-as-catch-can
duplicate bridge championship,
played under Marquis of Queens-
ury rules in New York recently.


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